Above all, Rocky LaPorte has appeal that comes from his everyman, streetwise style of comedy.
Former Truck Driver
He delivers laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent, and has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country. He just recently appeared on season eight of NBC’s Last Comic Standing! Rocky received fifth place out of ten contestants. This former Chicago truck driver and dock worker has accumulated a bunch of performances throughout his career. This includes being a featured comic on The Godfathers of Comedy, on Showtime. It’s a special starring five of America’s most hilarious Italian-American comics.
He was also seen on the Showtime special, Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie. Similarly, Rocky has filmed his own Comedy Central Presents special. Not to mention, he was voted the network’s second most popular comedian in a nationwide poll! He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and appeared on A&E‘s Evening At The Improv and VH1‘s Stand-Up Spotlight. He has made sitcom appearances on Cheers, and his own NBC pilot called, the Rocky LaPorte Show.
Increasing in Popularity
On the big screen, he has been in two Tim Allen movies – Crazy on the Outside and The Shaggy Dog. In addition, Rocky traveled with Drew Carey to Iraq to entertain troops. Other great comics Rocky has worked with include: Garry Shandling, Louie Anderson, Hootie and the Blowfish and the Righteous Brothers, just to name a few. In conclusion, his clean, blue-collar style of comedy continues to increase in popularity as he travels the country.